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What went wrong with the Networx transition

A pair of internal analyses by the General Services Administration finds much to criticize in the structure of federal telecommunications contract Networx, portraying it as too complex, inflexible, and mismatched to the way agencies buy telecom services.

Federal spectrum 'like an amoeba,' says NTIA official

Federal agencies are drafting transition plans for sharing or offloading spectrum in the 1755 to 1780 bands, but assessing what the federal government actually has and uses has been difficult, said Karl Nebbia, associate administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Spotlight: GSA CIO leaves, Army CIO arrives

General Services Administration Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman has left her position for a job with AT&T Government Solutions, according to a Jan. 7  statement  from the company.

Privacy appendix of draft NIST cybersecurity framework under fire

Some major Internet companies say the proposed privacy approach of the cybersecurity framework under development by the National Institute of Standards and Technology would be potentially burdensome, something that could discourage organizations from adopting it.

Wireless carriers agree to cellphone unlocking policy

Wireless carriers committed to adopting a more consumer-friendly cellphone unlocking policy based on proposals from the Federal Communications Commission.

ACLU calls for better digital privacy standards

Electronic privacy laws haven't kept up with technology and with the mass aggregation of mobile data, American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney Catherine Crump wrote in a post that originated on Slate. "Congress has failed to meaningfully update the rules since 1986, and so the legal standards the government is using are far too lax," Crump says in the Dec. 9 post.

Spectrum auction not all about revenue, says OSTP official

The White House supports a letter to the Federal Communications Commission from the Justice Department's Antitrust Division saying that the FCC should consider imposing caps on the two largest carriers' participation in an upcoming spectrum auction should the agency determine they could gain an unfair market advantage.

Former FCC economist: No good reason to restrict auction

Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would reduce its overall revenue without a clear benefit, a whitepaper from the Federal Communications Commission's former chief economist says.

New FCC app to crowdsource mobile broadband speeds

A new app that the Federal Communications Commission plans to use to measure wireless broadband service is set to be unveiled Nov. 14.

Whitepaper warns of FCC restrictions on spectrum auction

Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would hurt consumers and the government without boosting competition enough to justify its drawbacks, says a whitepaper by a former Federal Communications Commission official.